Key Stage 1 Multiskills

Children in year 1 & 2 had a brilliant afternoon of multiskills. Thank you to the staff from The Purbeck School for planning and running this session, and to our brilliant Bronze Ambassadors who assisted them so enthusiastically.

Y6 Rivers trip

Year 6 spent a very enjoyable and informative morning at West Mills in Wareham today.  We carried out some geography fieldwork linked to our learning, last term, about rivers.  We were able to measure the width, depth and flow rate; compare the size of the sediment found on the riverbed; complete a labelled field sketch of the river and explore what freshwater invertebrates are living in the river and then assess the water quality – what a busy morning – we even managed to get a bit wet! Many thanks to the Leeson House staff for their support.

Fair Trade

In addition to enjoying Fairtrade breakfast, classes reasearched Fairtrade and tried some Fairtrade recipes; made some Guardians of the Rainforest gardens; wrote poems  and  produced information leaflets – look out for them at the Co Op this Thursday – there are some for the public to take away and find out why they should support Fairtrade. Many thanks to Swanage Co Op for donating a box of Fairtrade bananas for our breakfast! 

Congratulations to our musicians

Congratulations to our students who participated in Swanage Rotary’s Young Musician competition that was held virtually this year. Sixteen youngsters aged 8 – 18 entered by submitting recordings to the adjudicators.

St Mary’s Primary School students who entered were as follows:

SUZANNE LEJEUNE – Piano. 1st place. KS1/2 Instrumental category

ALFIE YEW – Piano. 2nd place. KS1/2 Instrumental category

LILY FAWCETT – Violin. Highly Commended. KS1/2 Instrumental category

ALVIN YEW – Piano. Highly Commended. KS1/2 Instrumental category

Holy Week at St Edward’s – Food Blessing

Details of special services during Holy Week are here.


The Church of the Holy Spirit & St Edward, Victoria Avenue, Swanage.

Food Blessing Święconka – Holy Saturday, 3rd April @ 11am

Please bring baskets filled with Easter food and chocolates.

We bring eggs (hardboiled and decorated) as a symbol of new life; bread as a symbol of the body of Christ; salt and pepper to add to our other Easter food and any other food you would like to be blessed.

We hope to see you there.

Operation Encompass

Text of letter sent to parents/carers on 12 March 2021:

The school has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools and Dorset Police.

Operation Encompass is the notification to schools when a child or young person has experienced any domestic abuse, this information will be shared with the schools.

Operation Encompass will ensure that senior safeguarding members of the school staff, (DSL/DDSLs) – known as a Key Adults – are trained to allow them to receive information from the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the school is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by children, or their families, who have been involved in a domestic abuse incident.

We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our pupils and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.

 

Maria Gadston

Head Teacher